- Dave Enjoys the Hockey Game
- Feeling Bad? Snort This Skull
- Diamonds Are A Sperm's Best Friend
- Meat Temporary Tattoos
- The Retro-Futuristic World of Laurent Durieux
- Embroidered Heart
- Seal Killed and Ate Sharks
- What Nemo Did
- Wine Barrel Country Cabins
- That's No Moon!
- Leopards Discover a Mirror
- DIY Pinhole Camera
- The Kidz Breakfast
- Found: Largest Prime Number with Over 17 Million Digits
- Disabled Not Allowed in Disability Court
- Sriracha Flavored Potato Chip?
- How Curiosity Got a Personality
- Hidden in Plain Sight
- Dude, Bach Off
- The Scared is Scared
- Ice Castles
- Family Earns Discount at Restaurant for Well-Behaved Kids
- This Week at Neatorama
- Scientists Finally Confirm the Asteroid that Killed the Dinosaurs
Posted: 10 Feb 2013 04:00 AM PST
Posted: 10 Feb 2013 02:00 AM PST
According to the miasma theory of disease, many illnesses are caused by foul odors. These can be avoided by sniffing medicinal vapors, such as vinegar:
Posted: 10 Feb 2013 12:00 AM PST
In a petri dish, sperms become sluggish. Indeed, "poor sperm performance" is a common problem in IVF or in vitro fertilization.
Turns out, the polystyrene in the petri dish is toxic to the sperms - so what we do to help the sperms? Enter diamond:
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 11:00 PM PST
Are you a closet carnivore who is ready to come out to the world? Declare your love of all things meat with the Meat Temporary Tattoos from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun set includes 14 temporary tattoos shaped like steaks, strips of bacon, and ham.
Be sure to checkout the NeatoShop for more great Gag Gifts & Pranks.
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 11:00 PM PST
Several high-profile projects focused a global spotlight on the work of Belgian artist Laurent Durieux in the past year: a series featuring the Japanese manga robot Gigantor, screen prints for the movies The Iron Giant and King Kong, and a re-imagining of the poster for Jaws, which Stephen Spielberg liked so much he bought 25 prints. Read about Durieux's retro-futuristic work and see plenty of examples at Collector's Weekly. Link
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 10:00 PM PST
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 09:00 PM PST
All those seals that were killed by sharks? They're being avenged by this one crazy Rambo seal that killed and ate five sharks. Divers Chris and Monique Fallows of Apex Predators told GrindTV:
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 08:00 PM PST
The blizzard that the Weather Channel referred to as winter storm Nemo has headed out to sea, after dumping up to 30 inches of snow on parts of New England, causing thousand of flights to be cancelled, and leaving over half a million people without power. Here are some of the most popular images of the snow submitted to reddit today. Shown here is a scene spotted by Phineas_and_fap. Continue reading for more.
A photo opportunity from pants2422.
Kingzargon's cat went out and changed her mind.
Before and after by massarogi.
Teamhaw had to go out the garage door because the snow was so deep.
Slough0967's dog Reggie thinks the snow is too deep.
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 07:00 PM PST
You can sleep inside an old beer barrel, but if you prefer wine, there's a bed and breakfast for you in Sasbachwalden, Germany. On several locations in the area, you can find pairs of giant wine barrels. Inside each pair are two beds, a bathroom and dining area. Just BYOB.
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 06:00 PM PST
That's a minimoon, actually. And while there's one big Moon that everyone knows and loves, it's not the only natural satellite that orbits the Earth:
More from The Atlantic: Link
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 05:00 PM PST
We've seen wild animals caught on camera traps, and we've seen kittens see their first mirror image. But now we've got a pair of curious young leopards encountering a large mirror on the side of an empty road near Nyonié in Gabon. This sequence was edited down from a 20-minute encounter. French videographer Xavier HUBERT-BRIERRE set up 29 camera traps, but unfortunately is having a hard time getting repair work done on those the animals have damaged. Metafilter has links to his other wildlife videos. Link
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 04:00 PM PST
Are you always on the lookout for fun and functional art projects to do with your kids? You need the DIY pinhole Camera from the NeatoShop. The kit includes step-by-step instructions and materials to build your own working pinhole camera. The completed camera is able to take real photographs using 35 mm film (sorry film not included).
Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more Arts & Crafts projects.
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 04:00 PM PST
The Kidz Breakfast, available at the Jesters Diner in Norfolk, UK, isn't on the children's menu. The meal got its name because it weighs as much as a baby. If you can eat this massive version of the traditional full English breakfast in one hour, it's free:
Mr. Pinto, a competitive eater, finished his in 26 minutes.
I've never had a full English breakfast, but I'd like to try it. I'm not sure where I'd find blood sausage, though.
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 03:00 PM PST
Quick: what's the larest prime number that you know? Well, computer science professor Curtis Cooper (that's him on the left) of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg has just found one that has 17,425,170 digits.
All he had to do was run 1,000 computers non-stop for 39 days:
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 02:00 PM PST
This may be the weirdest story of British bureaucracy gone wild yet. Occasionally, disabled people must go to court to prove their disabilities or face losing benefits. However, someone decided to put the disability tribunal on the fourth floor of the Acorn House building in Basildon, England. Therefore, health and safety officials barred people in wheelchairs from attending because exit would be difficult in the event of a fire.
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 01:00 PM PST
Love Sriracha Hot Sauce? Soon you may get your fix in potato chip form. Frito-Lay has just launched an online poll to see which new potato chip flavor will hit your local grocery stores soon:
POLL: Which one would you choose, Neatoramanauts?
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 12:00 PM PST
After earthbound humans fell in love with the Mars explorers Spirit and Phoenix, NASA knew Curiosity could be a star. Curiosity's Twitter feed is curated by Veronica McGregor, Courtney O'Connor, and Stephanie L. Smith of the public information office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. McGregor tells how even she was in tears when Phoenix stopped transmitting.
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 11:00 AM PST
By carefully choosing wardrobes, settings and camera angles, Hungarian artist Bence Bakonyi places his models on the edge of visibility:
At the link, you can view two more photos in the series.
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 10:00 AM PST
You've got to admit. Classical music station WRR 101.1 FM's van is too hot to Handel. Via Are We Having Pun Yet?
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 09:00 AM PST
Bianca Giaever made a film by asking six-year-old Asa Baker-Rouse for a story. The story is about a bear and a mouse, but then Asa gets philosophical about dealing with nervousness and fear.
There aren't many situations that couldn't be improved by pizza and a cookie. Link
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 08:00 AM PST
Forget sand castles! Ice castles are much, ahem, cooler.
It all started one winter day when Brent Christensen was searching for a new outdoor winter activity for his children. He experimented with building ice skating rinks, ice caves, and other ice creations. Then, Brent decided to build an fort in his front yard using only ice - he started by using icicles as the base structure and built it up into an "ice castle." Word spread, and Brent started building ice castles all over the country.
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 07:17 AM PST
Chris and Laura King take their children's manners seriously. They insist that the kids behave themselves in public. This was greatly appreciated by the servers at the Sogno di Vino restaurant in Poulsbo, Washington, who gave them an unsolicited discount as an expression of their appreciation:
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 07:00 AM PST
Happy Chinese New Year! The year of the snake starts tomorrow. But that's just the beginning of a week with a maximum number of holidays for its load-bearing capabilities. Besides Chinese New Year, we have Lincoln's Birthday on Tuesday, which used to be a holiday to make paper hats in school before they folded it into Washington's Birthday. Also, Tuesday is Mardi Gras (also called Shrovetide or Pancake Day), which of course means that Ash Wednesday follows. Then Thursday is Valentines Day. Are you ready for all this? Maybe not, but hardly anyone celebrates all these dates. The big event in my household will be the return of The Walking Dead -at least for the adults. Anyway, before we look forward, let's take a look back and make sure you didn't miss out on anything important that happened this week at Neatorama.
In this week's What Is It? game, these are are tusk covers for Indian battle elephants. They look pretty dangerous, too. Paul D got it right with the first comment, so he wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! Among many funny answers, the prize for the funniest gives to Samantha Simons, who said, "It's Captain Hooks tooth pick! All he has to do is have Shmee take off the hook and put on the tooth pick. Even pirates can have good dental hygiene!" That wins her a t-shirt, too! Thanks to everyone who played, and thanks to the What Is It blog, too!
So have a happy bunch of holidays, but don't neglect to check in with us every day!
Posted: 09 Feb 2013 06:00 AM PST
There has been a great deal of speculation over the years and substantial evidence that an asteroid is likely what extinguished all dinosaur life. Science could never prove what asteroid may have triggered the extinction. One of the most likely candidates, the 9-mile-wide asteroid that impacted Chicxulub, Mexico, was believed to have occurred 300,000 years prior to the extinction.
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